Penicillium marneffei – AIDS defining illness
作者: Anaparthy Usharani M. Bharathi
刊名: Our Dermatology Online, 2011, Vol.2 (2)
来源数据库: Our Dermatology Online
关键词: infectiondimorphicfungilow CD4 counts
原始语种摘要: Background: Penicillium marneffei infection is the emerging fungal infection in the present day global scenario of HIV pandemic. P. marneffei is a dimorphic fungi with mycelial growth at 37oC. Suspicion of P.marneffei infection arises when a immunocompromised individuals especially HIV positive persons present with Molluscum contagiosum like skin lesions. But pulmonary manifestations are not characteristic of P.marneffei infection unless we test the sputum for fungal growth in individuals with low CD4 counts ,we may miss P.marneffei respiratory infection. Material and methods: 100 sputum samples from HIV patients with cough were examined for fungal pathogens by inoculating the samples on SDA and incubated at 28oC. The samples with greenish yellow mycelial growth with diffusible red...
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  • AIDS Acoustic Intelligence Data System
  • fungal 真菌的
  • HIV Hydraulic Isolation Valve
  • infection 感染
  • defining 定义
  • sputum 喀痰
  • pigment 色素
  • cough 咳嗽
  • growth 生长
  • present 出席的